I will sell you our translation of the Tao Te Ching

When we first started posting on this site, our primary focus was an ongoing project to translate the Tao Te Ching into our own words. We published 1 chapter a week for 81 weeks, and we like to think we did a pretty good job. This translation can still be found here. Lately, however, our … Continue reading

Horribly disappointed by a really good book

Just over a week ago, a friend of mine sent me the following YouTube video: The main idea presented by Alva Noë in that short and intriguing video is that our consciousness is not some tool or ability that resides within our head, but a dynamic process that takes place between our brains, our body … Continue reading

There comes a moment when the moment has passed

Something comes from something, somewhere, it emerges from a unique milieu, finds itself as itself… and so begins its fade back in to oblivion, or at least perpetual irrelevance, no matter how great the glory or even supposedly transcendental the achievement. It is as true of Catholicism as it is of Classic Rock, so on … Continue reading

Quiet Dog, Bite Hard… (I will sell you Mos Def)

As embarrassing as it is to acknowledge my extreme fondness for Mos Def after Stuff White People Like exposed just how typical such a fondness is in white folk like myself, I would nevertheless like to bellow the virtue of the man, using as my example one of his songs in particular. Embedded below are … Continue reading

I Will Sell You The Wire

I highly suggest that you commit 60 hours of your life to watching the HBO series, The Wire, which ran from 2002 to 2008. The Wire is perfect, “perfect” being a term I almost never use. It is a fairly hard show to properly describe, since the easiest explanations do nothing to convey the brilliant … Continue reading